Tsukuba Uchu Forum

31st Uchu Forum

Relativistic Jet Feedback in Radio Galaxies

Alex Wagner

University of Tsukuba, theoretical astrophysics group


Relativistic jets emerging from the nuclei of active galaxies can have a substantial influence on the history of star formation in bright galaxies. The interaction between the jet and the inhomogeneous ISM leaves a signature of highly disturbed and outflowing gas, which is a target for multi-wavelength observations, including optical IFU observations relating to AGN feedback. I shall present an analysis of the results of recently published simulations, which show the effects of different-powered jets on the inhomogeneous ISM of evolving galaxies early in the lifetime of the radio source.